Transfer Advisor


General Information

Provides students with the main website(s) containing general credit transfer information.

Check out the following resources to learn more about credit transfer at the University of Guelph-Humber: 

Required Grades and/or GPA, Level(s) of Completed Previous Education, and Program Prerequisites (Admission)

Provides students with the minimum grades and/or GPA, level(s) of completed previous postsecondary, and program prerequisites required for admission.

Review the admission requirements for all programs at the University of Guelph-Humber:

High-Affinity College Diploma Applicants

General College Diploma and University Applicants

Required Grade and/or GPA (Transfer Credit Eligibility)

Provides students with the minimum grade and/or GPA required for transfer credit eligibility.

The minimum cumulative average required to transfer a course to the University of Guelph-Humber is 75% for college applicants having completed a diploma. University applicants must have a minimum cumulative average of 70% and a minimum grade of 60% in each course.

Course Equivalencies, Pathways and Articulation Agreements

Provides students with available course equivalency, pathway, and articulation agreement materials for planning purposes.

View the University of Guelph-Humber’s general transfer agreement opportunities:

High-Affinity College Diploma Applicants

General College Diploma and University Applicants

Types of Credit Awarded

Provides students with the types of credit awarded and a brief definition of each (advanced standing, block, exemptions, equivalencies, specified, unspecified, generic, etc.).

The University of Guelph-Humber awards advanced standing in recognition of previous learning and may grant either specified or unspecified credit. Exemptions may also be considered, where applicable.

Specified Credit: equates a course taken at a previous institution to be equivalent to a specific course at the University of Guelph-Humber.

Unspecified Credit: recognizes the academic discipline and year level of a course taken at a previous institution and grants credit without equating it to a specific University of Guelph-Humber course. 

Exemption: does not grant credit but recognizes the course by exempting it as a required course for degree completion or prerequisite purposes.

Residency Requirements

Provides students with the amount of study they must complete in order to be awarded the credential in which they are enrolled.

The amount of transfer credit you receive is limited by the University of Guelph-Humber's residency policy. The policy states that a minimum of 5.0 credits (approximately one academic year of full time studies), including 60% of the 3000 and 4000 level courses required for graduation, must be completed at the University.

Currency/Timing of Previous Postsecondary Education

Provides students with an indicator of the currency required to utilize their previously completed postsecondary education for transfer credit.

The University of Guelph-Humber will consider all courses for transfer credit, regardless of currency.

PLAR Procedures/Steps

Provides students with the procedures/steps they must follow in order to receive a PLAR assessment.

Follow these steps in order to receive your PLAR assessment at the University of Guelph-Humber:

Course Challenge

  • Students wishing to challenge a course(s) should contact Admission Services to obtain details regarding the process. A request must include a clear statement as to the course(s) the student wishes to challenge, an explanation of how the knowledge necessary for the course was gained, and any relevant supporting documentation to validate the claim.
  • Requests will be forwarded to the appropriate department(s) for evaluation. Upon receipt of the response from all the departments concerned, Admission Services will inform the student which, if any, courses have been approved for challenge.

PLAR Costs

Provides students with the cost of completing a PLAR assessment (challenge exam, course challenge, portfolio, etc.).

A PLAR assessment at the University of Guelph-Humber costs $50.00 per application, irrespective of the number of courses specified in the application, + 50% of the applicable tuition fee.

Appearance of Awarded Transfer Credit(s) on Transcript

Provides students with the code(s) used to record transfer credits on their transcript and an indication of whether these credits will be included in GPA calculation.

Transfer credits will be recorded on your University of Guelph-Humber transcript by listing the following information:

  • Total units/credits awarded
  • Sending institution name

Transfer credits will not be included in GPA calculation. 

Key Point(s) of Contact (Transfer Advisor and/or Service Area)

Provides students with a contact to discuss common credit transfer inquiries (Transfer Advisor, service area, etc.).

Contact a University of Guelph-Humber Transfer Advisor to discuss your credit transfer inquiries:

Official Credit Transfer Policies (Academic Regulations/Directives Documents, Calendars and Handbooks)

Provides students with a reference to official credit transfer policies outlined in academic regulations/directives documents, calendars, and handbooks.

Familiarize yourself with the University of Guelph-Humber’s official credit transfer policies:

Transfer Credit Procedures/Steps

Provides students with the procedures/steps they must follow in order to receive a transfer credit assessment.

Follow these steps in order to receive your transfer credit assessment at the University of Guelph-Humber:

High-Affinity College Diploma Applicants

  • A high-affinity college diploma program is one that has been determined to have close affinity to a University of Guelph-Humber program. If you have completed a high-affinity diploma program, then you have met the specific subject area requirements expected from the high school curriculum. Students transferring from high-affinity diploma programs are typically eligible to receive a block of pre-determined transfer credit based on successful diploma completion (approximately 1 year of study for a completed 2 year diploma program and 2 years of study for a completed 3 year diploma program). An official transfer credit assessment will be included with your offer of admission.

General College Diploma Applicants

  • If you are applying from a non high-affinity diploma program, course outlines and descriptions are required by the respective document deadlines to determine potential transfer credit. Credit will not be granted for college certificates. Diplomas from an Ontario college or an accredited college outside of Ontario will be considered. Your completed college courses will be assessed for relevance and credit awarded where applicable. Please submit detailed course outlines with your application to assist in your transfer credit evaluation. An official transfer credit assessment will be included with your offer of admission.

University Applicants

  • Your completed university courses will be assessed for relevance and credit awarded where applicable. Please submit detailed course outlines with your application to assist in your transfer credit evaluation. An official transfer credit assessment will be included with your offer of admission.

Degree Completion Programs for Working Professionals

  • The University of Guelph-Humber offers three degree completion programs specifically for working professionals in the following disciplines: Bachelor of Applied Arts in Justice and Public Safety, Honours Bachelor of Applied Science in Early Childhood Studies, and Honours Bachelor of Applied Science in Family and Community Social Services.
  • Students in these programs are given approximately 2 years of advance standing credit for their diploma and professional work experience/training and are able to complete the program in approximately 2-2.5 years of part-time study. Courses are offered in a hybrid format that combines online study with classes on the University campus in Toronto; you attend classes 2-3 weekends per course depending on the program of interest.
  • Applicants must present the following to be considered for admission: a completed high-affinity diploma with respect to the specific degree they are interested in pursuing with a minimum cumulative average of 75% and a minimum 3 years of direct full-time work experience.

Transfer Credit Costs

Provides students with the cost of completing a transfer credit assessment (advanced standing, exemption, etc.).

A transfer credit assessment at the University of Guelph-Humber is included in the supplemental/document evaluation fee paid via the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC).

Transfer Credit Required Documentation

Provides students with a listing of the documentation they must submit to have their previously completed postsecondary education assessed for transfer credit.

The documentation required to have your previously completed postsecondary education assessed for transfer credit at the University of Guelph-Humber includes: 

  • Application for admission
  • Official transcript(s)
  • Course outline(s) may be required

Transfer Credit Application Form(s)

Provides students with a copy of the transfer credit application form or link to the online submission tool (where applicable).

An application form is not required at the University of Guelph-Humber. Applicants who have previously attended a postsecondary institution are automatically assessed for transfer credit.

Deadline(s) for Application

Provides students with the deadline by which they must apply for transfer credit.

Transfer credit is automatically assessed at the University of Guelph-Humber for successful applicants. Students must disclose all previous postsecondary education upon submitting their admissions application. All required supporting documentation (transcripts) should be submitted in accordance with the deadlines associated with your program and semester of admission.

Timing of Transfer Credit Decisions

Provides students with an expectation regarding the time it takes to process a transfer credit decision.

Transfer credit decisions at the University of Guelph-Humber are provided with your offer of admission.

Review/Appeal Procedures

Provides students with the process for appealing a transfer credit decision.

A transfer credit decision can be reviewed/appealed at the University of Guelph-Humber by contacting Admission Services.

 


ONTransfer.ca endeavours to provide the most accurate and up-to-date information regarding credit transfer; however, changes and updates to transfer opportunities happen on an ongoing basis. Students MUST check with the institution directly before applying to any program.